The 14th match of the 2020 St Lucia T10 Blast will be played between Vieux Fort North Raiders and Babboneau Leatherbacks at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (12:00 AM IST – Next Day) (6:30 PM GMT). This match can be streamed live on Fan code.
The Vieux Fort North Raiders got off to the worst possible start in the tournament, conceding 166 runs in their opening game to the Gros Islet Cannon Blasters. It seems like they got their campaign back on track with a decent performance against the Laborie Bay Royals and registered a much-needed win.
They will be locking horns with a side who are struggling horribly in the tournament, losing their first game by 50 runs and the second one by a staggering 96 runs. This could turn out to be a pretty one-sided contest considering a fact that the Leatherbacks don’t have a strong enough squad and the North Raiders do pack a punch with the bat.
Not the most promising of weather forecasts with some showers being predicted for the day. But the temperatures will remain pretty good for a game of cricket.
Once again the track will be suiting the batsmen perfectly with the ball coming nicely on to the bat. The team batting second might really struggle to chase down the target.
Average first innings score: 112 (Last 12 matches in the tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 9, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs
Henry Quaine, Thomas Caleb, Shervon Joseph, Anthony Kissinger, Alvin Lafeuille, Antoine Zayee, Joseph Alex, Abraham Steven, Eugene Devon, Wilfred Nehemiah, Charles Jevon
Bench – Pierre Tristan, Wilfred Isiah, Elizee Graig, Altenor Linus.
Vieux Fort North Raiders
Jevin Isidore, Junior Peter (WK), Curtly Johnny, Shem Paul, Al Prince (C), Jermain Harding, Travis Gifford, Ernell Sextius, Atanus Alberson, David Naitram, Ricky Hippolyte.
Bench – Chrislon Fanis, Garvey Mitchel.
Junior Peter registered a brilliant 45 in the last game, which makes a great case for him to be the only wicket-keeper choice in the playing XI. He can also be tried out as a captain in the grand league, he could provide you some differential points. Ernell Sextius is an all-round performer capable of contributing with the bat and ball. He should be a safer option for captaincy.
Thomas Caleb, the most experienced player among the Leatherbacks, hasn’t fired all cylinders as yet but is more than capable of taking the starring the show. Shervon Joseph showed some promise with the bat and could come in handy in the middle order.
Once again, a top pick for multiplier role would be Shem Paul, who smashed a half-century in the first game and bowled decently in both the games he played. Travis Gifford is another bowling alternative who could contribute well to your fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Junior Peter, Ernell Sextius
Vice-Captain options – Shem Paul, Jermain Harding
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Junior Peter
Batsmen – Jevin Isidore, Al Prince, Thomas Caleb, Alvin Lafeuille
All-Rounders – Shervon Joseph, Zayee Antoine, Ernell Sextius (C)
Bowlers – Shem Paul (VC), Travis Gifford, Nehemiah Wilfred
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Junior Peter (C)
Batsmen – Jevin Isidore, Al Prince, Alvin Lafeuille
All-Rounders – Shervon Joseph, Joseph Alex, Jermain Harding, Ernell Sextius (VC)
Bowlers – Shem Paul, Travis Gifford, Nehemiah Wilfred
The North Raiders are definitely the better among both teams and hence it would be suggestible to pick 6 or 7 players from their side in your fantasy team and only go with the safer options among the Leatherbacks.
The Leatherbacks have been quite underwhelming and there are signs to suggest an immediate turn in fortunes. The Vieux Fort North Raiders are expected to win this fixture.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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